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Russia to block criticism over coronavirus measures


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

10th Apr, 2020. 10:00 pm
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Russia to block criticism over coronavirus

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia said that they would start blocking fake news from Friday on social media to combat COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the details, this measures are taken to restrict the people who are criticising quarantine measures taken by the city of Moscow on social media.

The officials of Moscow have revealed a tracking app and also plan to roll out a QR-code system to show codes to police monitoring compliance with the lockdown in Russia.

11,917 patients have been infected in Russia from coronavirus, 94 people have been killed by the new virus.

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Earlier on April 8, The head of the Top Russian research center informed the president Vladimir Putin that experimental coronavirus vaccines will be tried on humans in June in his lab.

Head of the Vektor State Virology and Biotechnology Centre Rinat Maksyutov informed that the first phase of clinical trials of three vaccines will be carried out on 180 volunteers from June 29.

Rinat Maksyutov spoke to Putin and the heads of top research centers during a conference call meeting.

He said, “Groups of volunteers have already been formed,” “We have already received more than 300 applications.”

He also said that many prototype vaccines had been developed by the top-secret lab complex situated in Koltsovo outside the Siberian city of Novosibirsk.

He further informed that the experiments are currently being conducted on mice, rabbits, and other animals to examine the most effective by April 30.

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